International Rehab Holdings LLC
Teen Challenge is a nonprofit rehab located in Saint John´s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Teen Challenge specializes in the treatment of substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Teen Challenge Focus:

Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction Treatment Center

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism Treatment Center

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

What does Teen Challenge offer?

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Teen Challenge Highlights:

The program is about transformation. Clients will become part of community where they will learn about God , love and acceptance , freedom , self-discipline and healthy thinking. The Teen Challenge Program is not a 12-step program , but therapeutic in nature. Our Addictions Counsellors are accredited , and patients will receive weekly counselling sessions , using well-proven and accepted techniques or modalities.
During the last 4 months of the program transition phase students receive career counselling and learn resume writing , interview skills , budgeting , goal setting , and job finding tips from a local government-funded Occupational Skills Development agency. Students may take skill and personality tests so that they can learn more about themselves to assist with career planning. Student receives a monthly honorarium , plus free room and board. Students continue to be accountable to Teen Challenge while given greater responsibility and increased freedom. Ultimately , students make a valued and meaningful contribution to their Teen Challenge community as first-class role models for new students.
Teen Challenge is a highly scheduled and regimented program. A typical day will begin with personal devotional time , and include coaching sessions , academic classes , and work detail. 3 meals a day are provided , and the day ends with some free time , recreational activities , life skill classes , or study time , and will end with dorm prayer. The application fee is $100 either paid online at the time of applying or at the assessment interview. If approved for intake , an entry fee of $1000 is payable upon admission. There are no additional costs.
Teen Challenge can help clients experience hope and freedom from being trapped in a destructive cycle of addiction. The Teen Challenge Program is a faith-based approach to sobriety , open to men and women over 18 years of age in Canada who are interested in acquiring and nurturing a rewarding and fulfilling Christian-focused life.
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